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#pounditFriday, July 12, 2024

Report: Red Sox eyeing Eduardo Nuñez

The Boston Red Sox continue to explore all the options they have to fill their soul-sucking black hole at third base.

Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Wednesday that the Red Sox are eyeing former All-Star third baseman Eduardo Nuñez, who has been made available by the San Francisco Giants.

Nuñez, 30, will be a free agent after the season. He is slashing .295/.319/.407 with four home runs and 26 RBIs in 69 appearances for the Giants this year.

The Red Sox have gotten nothing out of the hot corner in 2017 — they currently rank dead last in the league with an utterly horrific 54 wRC+ from their third basemen, per Fangraphs. Nuñez isn’t as flashy of a name as some of the other trade targets on Boston’s radar. But he would plug what is easily their biggest position of need, and that matters in what is increasingly looking like an all-in year for the AL East-leading Red Sox, especially with rivals like the New York Yankees getting significantly stronger this trade deadline.

Image via Eduardo Nuñez on Instagram


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